East of Salinas

PRESENTED BY: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
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7:00 PM, Thursday, April 13, 2017
Location: Beacon Hill (click for map)

East of Salinas takes us to the heart of California’s “Steinbeck Country,” the Salinas Valley, to meet a bright boy and his dedicated teacher — both sons of migrant farm workers. With parents who are busy working long hours in the fields, third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, for guidance. But Jose is undocumented; he was born in Mexico. Like many other migrant children, he is beginning to understand the situation — and the opportunities that may be lost to him through no fault of his own.

East of Salinas follows Jose and Oscar over three years: the boy is full of energy, smarts, and potential, while his teacher is determined to give back to a new generation of migrant children.

Sponsors: Beacon Arts www.beacon-arts.org Joe McKinestry Construction Company  www.jmcc.com

Release Year: 2015

Running Time: 53 minutes

Director: Laura Pacheco, Jackie Mow

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